Park So-dam (So-dam Park) Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Park So-dam is a South Korean actress who is internationally famous for her role of ‘Kim Ki-jung’ in the 2019 film “Parasite.” She is considered as ‘The Jewel of Indie Films.’ [1]


Park So-dam was born on Sunday, 8 September 1991 (age 28 years; as in 2019) in South Korea. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She did her schooling from Jangsin Girl’s High School in Seoul, South Korea and did her Major in Acting from Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 5″ [2]

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Hair Colour: Brown (She has dyed her hair teal, golden blond, golden brown, etc.)

Family, Ethnicity & Boyfriend

She is the eldest-born of the three children of her parents; she has a younger sister and a brother.


Agency: Artist Company (August 2017- Present)


While doing her graduation, she gave auditions for many films but was rejected. According to So-dam, she almost auditioned for seventeen projects in a month. She made her acting debut with the short “No More No Less” (2013) in the role of a ‘schoolgirl.’ Subsequently, she starred in the Korean Academy Film Arts feature film “Ingtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls” (2013) and “Steel Cold Winter” (2013); “Steel Cold Winter” is her debut feature film.

She acted in small roles in many films such as, The Legacy (2014), Scarlet Innocence (2014), Suzi (2014), The Royal Tailor (2015). She was cast in the blockbuster hits, The Silenced (2015), Veteran (2015), The Throne (2015), The Priests (2015), Man of Will (2017), Ode to the Goose (2018), Parasite (2019), and Fukuoka ( 2019).


She made her K-drama debut with the 2015 KBS Drama Special “Crimpson Moon/Red Moon” as ‘Princess Hwawan.’

Park So-dam in a scene from ‘Red Moon’ (2015)

She starred in many K-dramas including, My First Time (2015), A Beautiful Mind (2016), Cinderella with Four Knights (2016), and A Record of Youth (2020). In 2019, she participated in the Korean reality cooking show “Three Meals a Day: Mountain Village.”

Three Meals a Day Mountain Village (2019)

Other Works

She made her theatre debut with “Let Me In” (2016) as ‘Eli.’ Subsequently, she starred in plays, Closer (2016) and The Student and Mr. Henri (2017).

Awards & Achievements

  • Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture for the film “Parasite” in 2020

    Park So-dam and her cast showing Screen Actors Guild Award

  • Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the film “The Priests” in 2016

    Park So-dam Giving Acceptance Speech at Blue Dragon Film Awards

  • Baeksang Arts Awards for Best New Actress (Film) for “The Priests” in 2016
  • Buil Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the film “The Priests” in 2016
  • Busan Film Critics Awards for Best New Actress for the film “The Silenced” in 2015


Photocard Signed by Park So-dam

Favourite Things

  • Food: Kimbap, Shrimp, Kimchi, Sundubu-jjigae, Ramyeon, Jajangmyeon
  • Actress: Kim Hye-soo, Charlize Theron
  • Director: Kim Yoon-seok


  • When she was in high school, she went to see the musical “Grease,” which inspired her to become an actress. She said,

    When I was in high school, I went to see the musical Grease and thought the artists looked so happy, singing and sweating as they ran around the stage, That’s when I decided what I wanted to do. I thought, ‘I want a life as fun and happy as theirs,’ and began dreaming of acting.”

  • During the initial days of her career, she faced identity crisis and often questioned herself, as to what she was good at. Talking about those time, So-dam said,

    I was pondering a lot on what it was that I was good at, so instead of choosing my projects, I often ended up doing things here and there.”

  • At first, her family rejected her idea of becoming an actress, as they worried about the difficulties, she might face as an actress, but finally, they relented. Talking about it, she said,

    After they saw me coming home at night, exhausted, but happy, then they became more supportive, because they wanted me to be happy. That was the biggest motivation for me, support from my family. I was also lucky enough to meet such amazing people in the industry and that kept me going.

  • She was selected out of 2000 girls, who came to audition for the role of ‘Lee Young-shin’ for the film “The Priest” (2015). Talking about the selection process and how she managed to bag the film, So-dam said,

    I went through four rounds of the audition process. I didn’t know there were 2000 people trying out. At the time, Black Priests had made headlines for auditioning newbie actresses who were willing to shave their heads. They’re not really going to shave my head. Are they?” was my thought process, but at the second round, they told us to put on the wig, and I realized they were actually going to make us do it. When I put on the wig, the people there complimented me, “It looks really good on you,” and I was in a daze. I’m not someone with striking looks, and with long hair, I could have easily blended in with the crowd. But the director who saw me at the second round of auditions said, “This girl has a unique aura.” I think the short-hair wig changed my fate in the audition process.”

    Park So-dam in a scene from The ‘Priest (2015)’

  • Park So-dam, and the senior South Korean actress, Park Won-sook are close relatives; as Park Won-sook is the cousin of Park So-dam’s grandfather.

    Park Won-sook

  • Park So-dam’s role model is South Korean actress Kim Hye-soo, who has acted in the films like, 3 Extremes II (2002), The Thieves (2012), and Coin Locker Girl (2015). In an interview, talking about Hye-soo, So-dam said,

    I have tremendous respect for her. I think it’s so cool that her acting experience covers such a wide spectrum, and I want to be like that.

  • Park So dam played the role of ‘Kim Ki-jung’ in the 2019 film “Parasite,” which won Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2019, and three Academy Awards in 2020.

    Park So-dam Posing with Oscar

  • Park So dam played the role of ‘Ki-jung,’ the daughter of the character of Song Kang-ho in “Parasite.” The actors Park So-dam felt a strong connection to him on the sets of “Parasite.” Such was their connection that So-dam still calls him ‘Appa’ (father), instead of Sunbae (Senior). Talking about Kang-ho, So-dam said,

    It was such a pleasure to meet someone as amazing as Song Kang Ho. To have him as a father and to be able to call him, “papa” was such an amazing experience. He’s someone I’m going to hang on to for life because I want to learn so much from him and take from him.”

    Park So-dam with Song Kang-ho

      • So-dam usually drinks with her high school buddies or actor friends that she has made through work. According to her, she can drink a bottle of Soju, and usually, she drinks a can of beer. Talking about her drinking habits, she said, [3]

        Drinking habits? My friends say my speech slows down. I think it’s because even in the haze of alcohol, I try to convey my point as accurately as possible.

    • Park So-dam, and Korean actresses, Kim Go-eun and Lee Yoo-young were classmates in their college days.

      Park So-dam, Kim Go-eun, and Lee Yoo-young

  • She is an animal lover and has a pet dog.

    Park So-dam with her Pet Dog

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